All Leg Injuries
One of the most common injuries olympic athletes are facing in this summer’s 2016 Rio Olympics is hard hitting leg injuries. It is no surprise that the legs are taking the brunt the force in sports such as Gymnastics, Soccer, and Basketball. Most of the injuries are musculoskeletal injuries in the lower extremities.
Sports injuries are all to common and many in fact need surgery but new treatments such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy and Stem Cell Therapy help athletes recover without having to undergo the trials of surgery.
Athletes like Victor Cruz and Matt Forte have had PRP injections in their legs because of knee and calf injuries. Platelet Rich Plasma and Stem Cells are great ways for an athlete to cut down on his or her recovery time. PRP contains over 30 growth factors to actively repair muscle, tendon, land ligament injuries.
Tendon/Muscle and Ligament Repair
PRP is made from the platelets found in the patient’s own blood making it extremely safe since the material is coming from the patient’s own body. The rise in popularity of Stem Cell and PRP Therapy are making surgeons nervous since many athletes are preferring this non-surgical approach first.
Both PRP and Stem Cell Therapy have a high success rate with various lower extremity injuries such as lcl, mcl, and acl tears, calf tears, plantar fasciitis tears, and slow healing fractures. These treatments even help patients with arthritis regenerate cartilage tissue.
Dr. Bieber uses stem cells derived from either the patient’s own fat tissue or bone marrow. These stem cells are immediately re-injected into the area of injury and transform into the type of tissue the area needs to heal.
Stem Cells are neutral cells found everywhere in the body and once a body part is injured, stem cells are signaled by the brain to transform into he type of tissue the area needs to heal itself. Everyday the body’s muscles degenerate and regenerate through stem cells after daily use.
Stem Cells of Same Patient
Stem Cells are retrieved from the patient's fatt tissue or bone marrow. Platelet Rich Plasma is platelets derived from the blood, also taken from the same patient.
If you have had an injury and are either looking to cut down on your recovery time or avoid surgery altogether, it may be in your best interest to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bieber. During this visit, he will figure out the extent of your injury and determine how Stem Cell and PRP Therapy may help to heal your injury.
Call (212) 268-8181 and schedule your consultation today.
By Benjamin Bieber